Now that you have your building permit and you have begun construction, you will need to have some inspections. The type of construction that you are doing will determine when an inspection is needed, the type of inspection, and the number of inspections. For example, installing a wood, aluminum, or vinyl fence requires at least one structural and one zoning inspection.
The structural inspection is to assure compliance to the Florida Building Code and the approved set of building plans. The zoning inspection is to assure that the fence meets the requirements of the City as to its location and height. If the completed construction work is the same as the approved set of plans, it should pass all of the inspections the first time. If the work is not installed per the approved plans, it will fail and will need corrective work done. When the work fails an inspection, a "red tag" will be issued from the applicable Inspector. The "red tag" will state what needs to be corrected prior to calling in for a re-inspection.
Other types of construction work may require one or more of the following types of inspections:
A construction project will not be considered completed until it passes all required inspections. If a contractor is doing the work for you, it is important to make sure all inspections have passed before submitting final payment. If you have any questions regarding your building permit, call the Building Department at 954-943-6509.